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Conference & Events Sales Executive

Reference: CU/Conference Sales
Location: Colchester
Salary: £15000 to £17000
Job Type: Permanent
Job Sector: Other
Date Posted: 19/06/2012
Recruiter: Colchester United Football Club

Colchester United are one of the most progressive football clubs in the Football League and, following their move to the Weston Homes Community Stadium in July 2008, are now firmly established in one of the leading sporting venues in the region.

The 10,000 all-seater stadium is also now recognised as the leading conference, banqueting and events venue in the East of England.

As a result, the stadium is seen as a true community hub, and Colchester United are now looking to progress further in the coming years as they develop their football and non-football activities.

Job Description:-
Working within the Conference & Events Team, you will maximise revenues for the business by driving sales activity and maximising utilisation of the facilities.  Selling a broad product portfolio including conferences, room hire & events into a mix of existing accounts and new business. 

Key Responsibilities:-
Ensuring sales targets are met and bookings achieved through proactive telephone work and face to face sales meetings Identifying new contacts and developing sales leads Contacting and qualifying commercial sales opportunites, ensuring that enquiries are converted into confirmed business. Ensuring customer satisfaction and resolving outstanding issues to ensure repeat business.
Personal Specification:-
Previous successful experience achieving targets in a similar sales environment Flexibility within role and must be available to work scheduled hours, including some weekends and evenings. Target oriented and sales focussed. Excellent communicator with strong customer service and interpersonal skills. Dedicated to offering first class service. Able to work under pressure whilst maintaining professionalism.

Hours of Work:-
40 hours per week, some weekends and evenings.

Basic up to £17k with a performance related bonus

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